The Breeders – Cannonball

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Cannonball” is a song by The Breeders from their 1993 album Last Splash. It was released as a single on August 9, 1993 on 4AD/Elektra Records, reaching #44 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and #40 in the UK Singles Chart. It was released in France in November 1993, where it remained charted for 30 weeks, peaking at #8.

The music video for “Cannonball” was directed by Kim Gordon and Spike Jonze. It features the band in a garage, and the Deal sisters in what seems to be a dressing room trashed with clothes, sitting in a chair together. There are also shots of a cannonball rolling down suburban streets, as well as a shot of Kim Deal singing underwater.

  • Guitars and lead vocals: Kelley Deal and Kim Deal
  • Bass and vocals: Josephine Wiggs
  • Drums: Jim MacPherson

    Lyrics:
    [Intro]
    Check check check
    One two[Verse 1]
    Spitting in a wishing well
    Blown to hell, crash
    I’m the last splash
    I know you little libertine
    I know you’re a real cuckoo

    [Chorus]
    Want you cuckoo cannonball
    Want you cuckoo cannonball
    In the shade, in the shade
    In the shade, in the shade

    [Verse 2]
    I know you little libertine
    I know you’re a cannonball
    I’ll be your whatever you want
    The bong in this reggae song

    [Chorus]
    In the shade
    In the shade
    Want you cuckoo cannonball
    Want you cuckoo cannonball

    [Verse 3]
    Spitting in a wishing well
    Blown to hell, crash
    I’m the last splash
    I’ll be your whatever you want
    The bong in this reggae song

    [Chorus]
    Want you cuckoo cannonball
    Want you cuckoo cannonball
    In the shade, in the shade
    In the shade, in the shade